BigMachines Set to Unveil Lean Front-End 7.1

"Easy to Implement, Easy to Maintain" - With new and advanced features designed to increase ease of use and maintenance, LFE 7.1 confirms BigMachines' ongoing commitment to streamline complex selling processes

BigMachines, Inc., the leading provider of on-demand configuration and quoting software, today announced the general availability of BigMachines Lean Front-End (LFE) 7.1, a best-of-breed software solution designed to help companies streamline and simplify complex front-end sales processes – from initial inquiry and product configuration, through quotation generation and order taking. In automating and standardizing complex front-end processes, BigMachines LFE 7.1 helps users dramatically improve the speed, efficiency and quality of their customer service and order fulfillment.

According to Godard Abel, co-founder and CEO of BigMachines, “BigMachines LFE 7.1 delivers powerful new selling capabilities and reflects our continuing commitment to make our web-based solution easier than ever for our customers to implement, use and maintain. As always, our goal is to quickly streamline our customers’ configuration, pricing, quoting, and proposal processes to help them increase sales and reduce costs.”

Customers continue to notice improvements. SpectraLogic Corporation, a leading manufacturer of tape and disk based data protection solutions, currently supports about 1300 users on its BigMachines Lean Front End implementation. “With every release, their product becomes increasingly easier to use and maintain, which helps us produce faster quotes of our highly configurable products” states Erik Myhre, Director of Marketing Communications at SpectraLogic. “Many of the enhancements of this release are a direct result of our needs and input. BigMachines really listens to their customers, and we receive great support from their entire team.”

BigMachines LFE 7.1 incorporates a host of powerful new features including:

  • Easy set-up of rich home page and catalogs with total user access control
  • Improved systems configuration and configurator usability
  • Easy up-selling of complimentary products and services
  • Enhanced security and password management features
  • Additional Web Service APIs for easy integration to Salesforce.com’s CRM system as well as to other business systems

BigMachines LFE 7.1 is available immediately for purchase and potential customers can view a product demo free of charge at www.bigmachines.com.

About BigMachines, Inc. and BigMachines AG

BigMachines, Inc. founded in 1999 (www.bigmachines.com) provides web-based configurator, quoting, and proposal software to help companies streamline their selling processes from customer inquiry-to-order. BigMachines Lean Front-End® (LFE) solution digitizes complex selling processes and captures an organization's tribal knowledge to provide online product selection, configurator, quoting, and ordering capabilities for new products and aftermarket parts. BigMachines provides in-depth sales reporting capabilities and easily integrates to existing ERP and CRM systems.